• By Cynthia Weiss

10 years of The Donna: Running for a cure

January 24, 2017

runners at the starting line in the Donna Breast Cancer Marathon

For 10 years, runners have gathered every February to participate in the 26.2 with Donna. It’s a marathon to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and care. Founder Donna Deegan is a three-time breast cancer survivor who was treated at Mayo Clinic. With funds from the marathon and related events, Donna – and thousands of participants from around the world – have helped Mayo Clinic establish the Breast Cancer Translational Genomics Program. As a result, researchers have begun to uncover new information about breast cancer and develop better ways to diagnose and treat the disease, as well as other cancers.

With a look back at this international event and the impact it’s having on breast cancer, here’s Vivien Williams for the Mayo Clinic News Network.

Watch: Ten years of The DONNA: Running for a cure

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